January 2007


Letters to the Editor

On gifts and loans, uniting the community, jeans and tops, divorce from a woman and many more…


A Clumsy Old Botcher

The sudden appearance of a problem of global nature, a product of this our modern age (of tall talk, taller claims, but meager deliverance), a life-threatening device, not a direct industrial product, but quite closely related to it, needs attention. It is spreading rapidly.

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah al-Ra’d (18-27)

[18] For those who responded to their Lord, there are good (promises). As regards those who did not respond to Him, if they… more »
The Hadith

Ghusl and Tayammum

Provided hereunder is a selection of ahadith from the Ma’ariful Hadith by Mawlana Manzoor No’mani as translated by Muhammad Asif Kidwai under the… more »
Story Essay

Call of the Cube

Of the many communication techniques to which the human mind has proven itself especially responsive, symbolism and imagery undoubtedly form key components. It has not been


‘Fear None but Allah’

The following is the text of a speech delivered by Yvonne Ridley at a meeting of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) held at Cairo, Egypt, in November 2006


Tooth Decay: Causes and Prevention

The human system is a complex machine which consists of various vital organs and structures. The oral cavity is one such important area which is regarded as a ‘gateway for

Book Review

Two More Volumes of Tafsir Ishraq al–Ma’ani

In the latest installments of his important multi-volume Qur’an commentary, Syed Iqbal Zaheer’s selection of material is, on the whole, intelligent and apt, which is successful,